Police list demonstrators alongside terrorists

Adan Salazar
May 22, 2013

Last Saturday’s marijuana legalization rally in Philadelphia, where radio host and political activist Adam Kokesh gave a keynote speech and was arrested, was possibly designated a potential terror event beforehand and attended by police specially trained to deal with terrorism.

Screen capture taken from Youtube video. Click to enlarge.
Judging by a red patch spotted on police jackets visible in footage of Kokesh’s arrest, members of the city’s federalized Homeland Security Bureau, trained to deal with “civil affairs” and “counter-terrorism operations,” appear to have been patrolling the event.

In at least two separate videos of the protest, numerous officers are seen wearing their normal blue and white uniforms outfitted with standard Philadelphia police patches. Other officers can also be seen, however, dressed in black jackets festooned with mysterious red patches that surround the traditional Philadelphia police emblem.

This small, but important, detail may indicate Philadelphia’s Smoke Down Prohibition event was to be treated as a terror threat. Evidently marijuana legalization assemblies and other concentrated acts of civil disobedience and protest are now disturbingly being equated with terrorist activities.

Since even before the events of 9/11, the globalist think tank known as the Rand Corporation had made its intent to federalize and militarize local and state police known.

Calling for “the creation of a high-end police force,” known as a Stability Police Force, the Rand Corporation, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security, has been busy inserting special cadres of federal police officers in both state and city police departments, creating designated squads tasked to deal with, among other things, “a range of threats from insurgents to criminal organizations” and counter-terrorism operations. Alex Jones, an expert on the militarization and federalization of local and state police, has researched the subject for years and believes this to be the case.

Furthermore, a flow chart illustrating the organization of the Philadelphia Police Department lists their Homeland Security Deputy Commissioner, Thomas Wright, as overseeing specialized units trained in dealing with domestic preparedness and response, such as counter-terrorism operations, and, ambiguously, “civil affairs.”

Screen capture taken from phillypolice.com

While no information regarding what the red patch signifies can be located, the City of Pittsburgh’s Police Department does mention they have a specialty unit titled the “RED Team” prepared to deal with “certain critical incidents.”

Pittsburgh’s Bureau of Police website describes the RED team, short for Rapid Emergency Deployment, as a “highly skilled and highly trained specialized unit that can provide a quick and appropriate response to certain critical incidents, such as WMDs, terrorists events, major HAZMAT incidents and Acts of Civil Disobedience.” (emphasis added)

Earlier this month, we also reported on Massachusetts state police who have adopted COIN (an acronym for counterinsurgency) operations cloned from Iraq and Afghanistan to address drugs and gangs.

The fact that “insurgent” is a term usually used to describe armed rebellions in occupied nations, and not your common street drug dealer or gang member, should serve as a red flag signifying local law enforcement is already beginning to take on military police characteristics.

Of course, the fact that Kokesh announced an armed, but peaceful, march on Washington DC earlier this month in defiance of the capitol’s firearms laws, set to take place on July 4, doesn’t help.

However, if federalized police are attending a peaceful marijuana protest event and labeling it “terrorism,” it sets a startling precedent.

Infowars reached out to the Philadelphia Police Department for comment on what the red patch represents, but we have not heard back from them.

View one of the videos of Kokesh’s arrest below in which the red patch is visible:

Cuban-born journalist and author Alex Abella was allowed exclusive access inside the RAND Corporation to view their archives. What he discovered was a plot driven by mad scientists, behaviorists, and generals who were intent on starting world war three and fleecing the American people in the process. Once he was a skeptic on the subject of conspiracy theories and the new world order, but after his work with the RAND Corporation he is now convinced that this top secret think tank has been pulling the strings of American government for at least 60 years.

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